Many music majors and minors study abroad to gain important cross-cultural perspectives, perform within other cultures, develop their knowledge of other traditions, or gain a global experience. This page contains information that will assist music majors and minors determine how best to integrate study abroad into their Brandeis careers.
Sample of Approved Programs with Music Coursework
- Music Studies in Milan (IES) - Milan, Italy
European Society and Culture in Vienna (IES) - Vienna, Austria
University of Otago (Arcadia) - Dunedin, New Zealand
Visit the Brandeis Approved Programs List to review a comprehensive list of programs that offer music coursework. Click on "Advanced Search" to filter options or search for unique program traits like internships or research. Additional programs might have acceptable coursework, but this list shows the primary locations where Music courses may be available.
Study Abroad LiaisonTo assist students with their academic choices abroad and to help answer any questions about receiving major/minor credit while abroad, each academic department and program has assigned a faculty member to serve as the Study Abroad Liaison. As every department has different policies regarding credit from abroad, the Study Abroad Liaison can assist you with guidance on major/minor credit. Find the Study Abroad Liaison for Music here.
Receiving Credit in Music
Students wishing to receive credit in Music for coursework done off-campus during the academic year should discuss these plans with the Study Abroad Liaison. All students as part of their application process for either a summer or semester term abroad will be required to have a course proposal reviewed by the department if they wish to receive credit in that major/minor. For the semester, this is an initial conversation and students should continue to discuss plans with the department as they have more course information (syllabi, etc.). For the summer, courses are pre-approved. Upon return, semester students should complete the Petition to Request Substitution for a Requirement form for final and formal review.
Please note that many music courses taken abroad can serve as electives in the Music Major, including lessons and ensembles. However, the History and Theory sequences which serve as core courses for the major are very specific in their structure, and it is less common that courses taken abroad will be considered to be suitable substitutions for these.